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Zucchini and Walnut Arugula Salad with Basil Vinaigrette #thinkfisher

We’ve entered the time of year where I am seeing requests for recipes using zucchini everywhere I turn. Zucchini seems to take over gardens, farmer’s markets and produce sections for a good part of summer and I love finding new ways to incorporate it into everyday recipes to keep things interesting.

When my kids were little, I always sliced a zucchini and sprinkled it with salt to give them as a snack on the counter while I cooked dinner. They never questioned what they were eating, and they finished up their healthy raw zucchini snack without complaining every single time (this made me so happy!!). I started eating it this way with them too and over the years started adding raw zucchini (and yellow squash) into salads more regularly. I think it makes a great healthy addition to a salad, especially when you add in some crunch from nuts and sweetness from raisins like in this Zucchini and Walnut Arugula Salad.

Zucchini and Walnut Arugula Salad with Basil Vinaigrette #thinkfisherWalnuts are one of my favorite nuts to throw into salads. They have a ton of flavor when roasted (or quickly toasted up in a skillet) but I find myself eating them raw more often due to a bit of laziness but more importantly for added health benefits. Whether they are roasted or raw, they are an absolute must in almost every salad I make, especially in the summer time!

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Summer Black Bean and Corn Salad

June 27, 2014
Summer Black Bean and Corn Salad | Aggie

(This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans.) You’ve heard the saying you eat with your eyes right? I totally believe in that saying, for me the more colorful a dish is the more appealing it looks to me. This Summer Black Bean and Corn Salad is one of those dishes that I like to think […]

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Summer Chicken Chili Verde

June 19, 2014
Summer Chicken Chili Verde

Soup in the summer? Why yes, of course. I’m all in for soup for any time of the year, especially when it’s full of seasonal veggies like this chicken chili verde recipe I made last week. I have always found it best to have soup made and ready to eat in the fridge. It is […]

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Book Love: Wally Lamb, Bread & Wine and more Summer Reading

June 12, 2014
SummerReading

I’m on a reading binge. I recently read this post and have since declared (quietly, to myself) that I was going to binge on reading this next month or two (aka summer break). There could be worse things to binge on right? Reading fills my happy tank. It relaxes me, takes me away from the […]

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Chinese 5-Spice Turkey Lettuce Wraps

May 20, 2014

Pin It (I have to thank a reader seeking out this recipe – that was originally posted on another site – for letting me know the link to that recipe was no longer active. I’m bringing an older post up to the surface today, with the full recipe included. Have a great week! PS…thank you […]

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Carrot Raisin Quinoa Salad

May 14, 2014
Carrot Raisin Quinoa Salad | Aggie

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged and I have to be honest, it feels a bit awkward writing this post. Truth is, I’m suffering from blog burnout, and after just about 6 years of blogging something I’ve experienced a couple times. This time feels different though. In my past burnouts I found myself […]

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10 Things In My Fridge | Everyday Maven

April 24, 2014
What

Today my friend Alyssa from Everyday Maven is here to share what she keeps in her fridge on a regular basis. What’s always drawn me to Alyssa’s blog is her simple, family friendly and good-for-you recipes. She keeps things on the light side using whole foods and is always sharing something new I want to […]

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Baked Old Bay Fries

April 22, 2014
Baked Boardwalk Fries | AggiesKitchen.com

I shared these baked fries on the blog a few years back but wanted to share the recipe again because they are one of my husband’s favorites. Before my husband and I got together, I honestly don’t think I knew what Old Bay seasoning was. My husband and his family introduced me to the world […]

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10 Things In My Fridge | Flavia’s Flavors

April 17, 2014
Inside-Fridge2

Warning: This post is going to make you extremely hungry!! Today my beautiful friend Flavia is here, sharing what’s in her fridge in her Italian kitchen. Flavia’s food is “home” to me, it brings me such comfort to read her posts and how she describes her food and writes her recipes. I was lucky enough […]

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Lightened Up Broccoli Salad

April 15, 2014
Lightened Up Broccoli Salad | AggiesKitchen.com

I mentioned this the other day, but we have finally entered my favorite eating season – warm weather eating. For me this means lots of veggie & grain salads, grilled meats and fruit. Basically light, fresh food. I just crave it this time of year. A few weeks ago I was craving a broccoli salad. […]

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10 Things In My Fridge | A Southern Fairytale

April 10, 2014

My Texas friend Rachel is here today and I have to say, I really enjoyed getting a peek inside her fridge! I’m loving her fridge trays (filled with avocados and lots of fruit!) and her cereal containers up top. Rachel you have given me some ideas, thank you! Our fridges have a lot in common […]

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